Meet Jordan

Hello! Please allow me to share a little bit of what the Lord has done in my life. I look forward to seeing my testimony grow and expand with blessings of how He has worked!

I grew up in a broken, non-religious home and attended the public school. Growing up lost and never being taught the Bible, I became involved in drugs at a young age. However, I had a friend who would invite me to church and witness to me; in November of 2011, I heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and believed it. God saved me, and I became a new creature in Christ; I’ve been telling people about Jesus Christ ever since.

Meet Alicia

I was born and raised in a Christian home and made a profession of faith at the age of 4. But, I struggled throughout my life with my assurance of salvation. Eventually I came to trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him alone.

As a young girl, I had always desired to be a missionary. I read books on the lives of great missionaries like William Carey, Amy Carmichal, Adonirom & Ann Judson, Mary Slessor and David Livingston. I began to plan when and where I would go to serve God. Eventually the Lord lead me to surrender my will to Him to go and do whatever He pleased. Often, when speaking with visiting missionaries, I would ask how they knew they were called and where to go. But, one wise lady told me, “If you believe God wants you to be a missionary, but don’t have a calling to a specific place, then seek a husband who is a missionary. Perhaps God wants you to be willing to go anywhere so you can joyfully accompany your husband.” That became my goal in life.

I completed the Faith Bible Institute correspondence course and graduated in May, 2015 with a degree in Bible Knowledge and I attended Baptist Bible Translators Institute in August of 2017.
Shortly thereafter, I met and became acquainted with Jordan Kurecki. He was a young man with a burden to reach unreached people groups in Uganda, Africa. We became mutually interested in each other in Sept/Oct. Over Christmas, he flew to Alaska to meet my family. In March of 2018, we began officially courting. In April of 2019, at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., he proposed. And on July 20, 2019, in Tinley Park, IL we were married.

Jordan’s Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Theology – Fairhaven Baptist College [2016]
  • Graduate of Baptist Bible Translators Institute (Advanced linguistic and missionary training) [2018]
  • Master of Theology in Biblical Languages – Andersonville Theological Seminary [In Progress]
  • Multiple Vacation Bible Schools, Running Jr. Church, Preaching, Door to Door Soulwinning, etc in my Local Church
  • Christian Summer Camp Counselor – 4 different summers
  • Helped with church plant in US in summer of 2012
  • Helped with church plant in Uganda in summer of 2016
  • Survey trip to Uganda – November 2018-January 2019

Recommendations

Phil Prettyman
Missionary in Uganda

When you meet Jordan for the first time, you’ll see in him what I saw when I first met him: a heart-deep compassion for people, and a zealous faith in the power of the Gospel proclaimed by simple disciples of Jesus. I’m more than a little thrilled that God has called him to Uganda. From his first trip to Uganda, I still have fresh memories of how his Gospel-fire was used of the Holy Spirit to light a passion in each of the members of the church planting team. I hope that your church will prayerfully consider investing in God’s cause in Uganda through this willing servant.

Steve Damron
Pastor of Fairhaven Baptist Church
President of Fairhaven Baptist College

Jordan Kurecki transferred to our Bible College a few years ago and then graduated in 2016. He was a serious Bible student and has a great love for the Word of God. He also has a great burden for the lost and this was shown by being active in soulwinning and outreach ministries. During his senior year in Bible College, he traveled home every weekend to help his pastor and local church in Tinley Park. I am excited to hear of his burden for missions and desire to reach the lost around the world.

Support

Please pray about working together with the Kurecki family as they fulfill their calling to the Nubi people.

Doctrine

The Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, “as it is in truth, the Word of God…” (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration and God’s preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 33:11, Psalm 100:5, Isaiah 40:8).

The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages that we use; the King James Version of the Bible is the English version that we use. The Bible is the sole authority for faith and practice.

The Godhead
There is one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).
The Person and Work of Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5).

The Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that
justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).

The Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, indwelling all believers and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).

Speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing (II Corinthians 12:12; I Corinthians 13:8; Hebrews 2:3-4; Mark 16:17-20; I Corinthians 1:22, 14:21-22).

Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition apart from the grace of God. (to be clear we reject TULIP and Calvinism)
(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).

The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love (Psalm 8:4-9; Colossians 3:9-11).

The Way of Salvation
The clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). Salvation is “by grace” plus nothing minus nothing. Men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19).

All the redeemed, once saved are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. Eternal life is the present possession of every believer (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1, 2).

Doctrine

The Church
The New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission. The Lord is doing His work in this world through local churches. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).

The autonomy of the local church is free of any external authority or control. Christ is the only head of the church (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; I Corinthians 3:9,16; 5:4-7,13; I Peter 5:1-4).
The Ordinances of the Church
The ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord’s Supper are a Scriptural means of testimony for local churches in this age (Matthew. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
Biblical Separation
The saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and; separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1, 2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1).
The Return of Christ
The “Blessed Hope” of our Lord’s return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial, and pre-tribulational. Believers will be caught up to be with the Lord prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4).
Our Eternal State
There will be a bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).

The souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

The souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).

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330-339-1035

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17420 94th Ave
Tinley Park IL 60487

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